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MUDDY WATERS: Chicago's Environmental Geology
EARTH SCIENCE 109W

Assignment #3, Lab Report Portion

For this assignment, write a laboratory report based on the measurements of chloride and sulfate you made on the samples you collected from the North Branch of the Chicago River at the Central Park Bridge.  Your lab report should include the following:

Title:  A very brief description of what you did. (1 points)

Team Members: 
The full names of the people you worked with.  (1 point)

Introduction/purpose:
A short paragraph to explain the objectives and purpose of the lab exercise. (2 points)

Materials:
A list of everything needed to complete the lab. (5 points)

Methods:
Describe the steps needed to complete the lab.  This is your procedure. Be sufficiently detailed that anyone could read this section and duplicate your experiment. Write it as if you were giving direction for someone else to do the lab. The procedures for the sulfate and chloride tests will be very helpful for this. (5 points)

Data and Results: Data encompasses what you recorded when you conducted the experiment. It could be a table of the measurements that you made. Include any calculations (like correcting for dilution) in this section. (5 points)

Conclusion:  A single paragraph that sums up what you did, and what the results were. (3 points)

Spelling and grammar  (3 points)

Your report should be written with the sections listed above. Your report should be written so that someone can read it and understand what you did, where you did it, and what the results were. Spelling and grammar are important!

This assignment is due by 8:00 pm, Tuesday, September 21st.  Email your report as a Microsoft Word Document (.doc or .docx format) to both of your instructors.


Department of Earth Science | Northeastern Illinois University

Copyright 2010 Laura L. Sanders.  Last updated September 19, 2010.


 

Your Instructors:
Dr. Ken Voglesonger

Dr. Laura Sanders

Your Peer Mentors:

Brian Dix

Sarah Paulis